Thysanoprymna superba

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Thysanoprymna superba
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Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Erebidae
Genus: Thysanoprymna
Species:T. superba
Binomial name
Thysanoprymna superba
(Schaus, 1889)
Synonyms
  • Aclytia superbaSchaus, 1889
  • Baritius superba(Schaus, 1889)

Thysanoprymna superba is a moth of the family Erebidae. It was described by William Schaus in 1889. It is found in Mexico, Costa Rica and Venezuela. [1]

Moth Group of mostly-nocturnal insects in the order Lepidoptera

Moths comprise a group of insects related to butterflies, belonging to the order Lepidoptera. Most lepidopterans are moths, and there are thought to be approximately 160,000 species of moth, many of which have yet to be described. Most species of moth are nocturnal, but there are also crepuscular and diurnal species.

Erebidae family of insects

The Erebidae are a family of moths in the superfamily Noctuoidea. The family is among the largest families of moths by species count and contains a wide variety of well-known macromoth groups. The family includes the underwings (Catocala); litter moths (Herminiinae); tiger, lichen, and wasp moths (Arctiinae); tussock moths (Lymantriinae), including the arctic woolly bear moth ; piercing moths ; micronoctuoid moths (Micronoctuini); snout moths (Hypeninae); and zales, though many of these common names can also refer to moths outside the Erebidae. Some of the erebid moths are called owlets.

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References

  1. Thysanoprymna superba at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms